Welcome to the Stampin’ Creative October blog hop. If you’ve arrived from Eimear you’ll have seen some gorgeous projects from her. If you’ve started here, welcome! Please hop around and comment – it’s great to hear what you think of our projects.
We have another guest hopper with us this month – welcome to Heidi!
I recently got a new bundle – the Christmas Pines stamp set and the Pretty Pines framelits. I decided this was the perfect time to play, although ended up just using the stamp set for these projects.
I went very traditionally Christmas with my colours – Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and metallic copper on Whisper White. And yes, I made my own DSP!
For the card I went very clean and simple – I used just one of the two step pine frond stamps in Garden Green and heat embossed the pinecones and the sentiment in copper (my new favourite). I added a skinny black border, which really helped give definition. Next, I made a tag and a very simple bag:
The bag is more accurately a squashy box and is from Sam Hammond (Pootles) via my sister Liz for the actual template. For the DSP I stamped the pines in Old Olive and Garden Green, the sentiment and dots in Cherry Cobbler and the pinecones were heat embossed in copper. Making the box is really easy – check out Pootles’ or Liz’s website for the details. For the tag I stamped the pine fronds in the two greens again and embossed the sentiment (from Tin of Tags) in copper. I added a Garden Green layer and used the tag topper punch – the two pieces are separate, just kept together by the ribbon – the gorgeous silky taffeta ribbon in Cherry Cobbler.
That’s it – I hope you like today’s matching projects – I’m thrilled how versatile this set is (with a little help from Tin of Tags).
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